"It’s strange to reflect that of all the people living in that house, I was the only one left alive in six months time."
Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming new miniseries, Alias Grace. The series is based on Margaret Atwood's Gothic historical fiction about a real-life murder that took place in 1843 Canada. Here's the synopsis:
The six-hour miniseries follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843.
Grace Marks seems like such a fascinating character that is presented as both a victim and a culprit. I haven't read the book, but the series looks like it could be really good and worth checking out.
The series stars Sarah Gadon in the lead role, Paul Gross as her master, Anna Paquin as his mistress and housekeeper, and Edward Holcroft as a doctor who is helping Grace as she recounts the horrifying story of what happened.
Netflix will release six episodes of the series on November 3.